United Way of Delaware supports local mobile food pantries


Georgetown, DE – United Way of Delaware (UWD) was proud to partner with La Red Health Center, the Sussex County Health Promotion Coalition and the Food Bank of Delaware for a mobile food pantry event in Georgetown on December 16.

The event took place at La Red Health Center from 5 to 8 PM. This mobile food pantry is one of many that will be taking place in Sussex County before April 2014. The upcoming mobile pantries will be held at locations including:

• Elizabeth Cornish Apartments in Bridgeville
• Rehoboth Temple of Praise in Laurel
• Harvest Ministries in Delmar
• Mt. Calvary AME in Seaford

“Basic needs, such as food, are critical to a good quality of life,” said Michelle A. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of UWD.

“Children can’t focus in school if they are hungry. Adults can’t be effective at work, if they are constantly worried about how to put food on the table. And seniors should never have to choose between food or medication, but that is often the reality. United Way of Delaware and Delaware 2-1-1 are collaborating with statewide partners to ensure that Delawareans are not compelled to go hungry because of national funding cuts.”

For a full schedule of these upcoming events and additional community resources, call Delaware 2-1-1.